Tag Archives: Assessments

How to Tell if a Pre-Employment Assessment is Valid

An organization’s success is driven by acquiring top talent. Over the past 10 years, significant changes in technology have affected the way that companies are recruiting and hiring candidates. SHRM
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Are ‘Soft Skills’ in Short Supply or Do You Need to UP Your Game?

Recently a survey was conducted by the Wall Street Journal where nearly 900 executives were polled.  An overwhelming 92% of those executives said that soft skills were equally important or
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Seven Reasons to Choose Plum over DiSC

One question that we are asked a lot at Plum is, “How are you different from surveys like DiSC?” DiSC has been around since the WWII era, and while this
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Hiring: Hurdles VS The Whole Person

                          When creating the Plum Match Score algorithms, Plum steered clear of a common and flawed practice in
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Predict Your Employee’s Job Performance Before You Commit

Commitment can be a scary thing. How do you know that the time and energy you put into a person will give you what you are looking for in the
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“I Hate My Job” – 3 Steps To Finding Your Ideal Work Setting

If you repeatedly say the phrase “I hate my job” – likely you think it, you feel it, and you live it. Every day you loathe that alarm clock waking
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4 Things To Look Out For When Using A Personality Assessment

What’s Wrong With Using A Personality Assessment?     The great news is that use of a personality assessment in the hiring process is growing in adoption. They are useful in identifying
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Reduce Turnover by Hiring for Fit Part 2 of 2

When Plum presented at DEMOTraction, we had many companies commenting that our insights into the hiring process were bang on: resumes and interviews haven’t helped to reduce turnover. Companies are
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Reduce Turnover by Hiring for Fit Part 1 of 2

As discussed at DEMOTraction Conference On New Tech Solving Big Problems Boston, September 16, 2015 When Plum presented at the DEMOTraction Conference – New Tech Solving Big Problems, we were surrounded
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The Startling Effects of a Bad Hire

“I gotta do it,” you think. “I have got to fire Jimmy.” You’re looking at a folder in your email , a folder that contains reports, data, and other information
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